Daily Archives: 3 years ago

Philippine Navy capability upgrades – 2014 review

Year twenty-fourteen has been good to Philippine Navy and to the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines in terms of capability upgrades. In November, 5000 out of more than 27 thousand units of 5.56mm M-4 assault rifles were distributed to Marines. “The M-4s augmented with 5,000 units of close combat optics, a battery red-dot type […]

Philippine Navy commissioning brand-new sealifts, frigates in next four years

The Philippine Navy is set to commission two strategic sealift vessels, two state-of-the-art frigates from 2016 to 2018. With the arrival of these major acquisitions not less than five navy vessels which are uneconomically advisable to be repaired will be decommissioned. The two strategic sealift vessels are being built by Indonesian PT PAL and the […]

Malacanang calls for support on MMFF movies

Malacanang Palace calls on Filipinos to support eight movie entries for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival which will be available in theaters from December 25, 2014 to January 8, 2015. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. tells Filipinos specially those who are from Metro Manila to watch these movies as a support to Philippine […]

DND set to issue notice of award for eight amphibious assault vehicles

Department of National Defense is set to issue to the sole eligible bidder – South Korea’s Samsung Techwin – Notice of Award for eight brand-new amphibious assault vehicles for Philippine Marine Corps of Philippine Navy. “The vehicles will be utilized to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a […]

BSP circulates commemorative coins for OFW

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas starts circulating three new limited edition commemorative coins December 22. One of the three new limited edition peso coins is the five peso Bagong Bayani Commemorative Coin to honor Overseas Filipinos. Other two commemorative coins are the ten peso commemorative coin for the 150th year of Philippine Hero Apolinario Mabini and […]